Gloriosa Lily

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Gloriosa Lily, also called Fire Lily, is a tropical trailing vine that produces flame-colored blooms. Perfect for growing in a pot or in the garden - just make sure to give it something to climb on! Hardy in zones 8-10. (Gloriosa rothschildiana)
Zones 3 - 10
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
Item Package SizeBag of 3

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
This incredible plant is from the Asian jungles, and can be a true spectacle twining up a trellis. The blooms have earned the common name of Fire Lily', and anyone can see why. Each flower looks like a flame. It's great outside after frosts, or in patio pots. Give it something to climb on, since the handsome leaves sprout twining tendrils as the vine grows. Plant this one, and your neighbors will think you're a plant expert. They'll never know how easy it is to handle!

From a gardener who's grown it: 'I was given some gloriosa tubers two years ago. They die down in Montgomery, AL in the winter and new plants pop up next spring. And pop they do! They seem to pop up a couple of inches the first night and grow quickly after that. I have small trellises and plant stakes to help them stand and they are so unique as the blooms develop. I transplanted one into a pot and brought it in when weather turned cold. I had gloriosa blooms in my dining room window for our Thanksgiving family dinner.'. ....from a subscriber to, gardening in Montgomery, AL

More Information
Common Name
Gloriosa Lily, Glory Lily, Fire Lily
Botanical Name
Gloriosa superba Rothschildiana
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Flower Color
Flower Size
3-4" flowers
Climbing / trailing green foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
15-20 cm
Planting Depth
Plant tubers horizontally (laying flat) 2-3" below the surface.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog, cats and horses.
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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